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  • Fed needs to stay alert for possible surprises: Yellen

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. central bank would need to stay alert in case the economy, and inflation, do not behave as policymakers expect. "We will have to watch unfolding evidence and evaluate it...
  • JPMorgan on profit drop: Be relieved we aren't taking big risks

    (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co executives had a clear message for shareholders after reporting declining first-quarter earnings: don't worry, be happy that the bank isn't chasing short-term gains by making irrational lending decisions. The first quarter...
  • JPMorgan profit weaker than expected as trading revenue falls

    JPMorgan profit weaker than expected as trading revenue falls
    (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co posted far weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as uncertainty about the U.S. economy weighed on investor trading volumes and consumer borrowing. Results from the first of the major Wall Street banks to post earnings...
  • Watchdog warns about big banks' use of government-affiliated loans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday warned that big banks have dramatically boosted their borrowing from a federal housing finance program, a move that could pose risks to the government-sponsored system if a big borrower...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota to 'do what it takes' on U.S. inflation

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he will "do what it takes" to get inflation to be around 2 percent, including raising rates sharply if prices unexpectedly start to spiral upward too quickly. But...
  • U.S. Fed's Kocherlakota says interested in bitcoin

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he is interested in the fast-emerging bitcoin, although he scoffed at the idea that the virtual currency could replace the dollar. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank...
  • U.S. Fed falling short on inflation and job goals, Kocherlakota says

    FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming up short on its goals for both inflation and employment, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, and the central bank ought to do more to ensure they return to healthier levels. Inflation...
  • Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks

    Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is considering tougher rules for big banks to keep credit flowing in case of another financial crisis, Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday. Although officials from the Fed and regulatory agencies approved more...
  • Debate unchanged over maintaining Fed's emergency lending rate

    (Reuters) - The heads of nine regional Federal Reserve banks voted last month to maintain the U.S. central bank's emergency lending rate at 0.75 percent, against three who voted for a modest rise, minutes of Fed deliberations released on Tuesday showed....
  • Fed's Rosengren calls for more explicit rates guidance

    BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should "explicitly" state that it will keep interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within one year of reaching the central bank's employment and inflation goals, a top Fed policymaker said on...
  • Average American foots the bill when firms sidestep taxes, report says

    The average American would have to fork over an extra $1,259 in state and federal income taxes this year to make up for the revenue lost because of offshore tax havens used by corporations and wealthy individuals, according to a new report. U.S....